Maria C. Hernandez Soriano

University of Queensland Australia

Dr. Maria C. Hernández-Soriano is a UQ Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Queensland. She received her PhD degree in 2009 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) within an international agreement with the Spanish National Research Council. Her research addressed mobility and bioavailability of pesticides and heavy metals in relevant environmental scenarios such as agricultural wastewater-irrigated soils or heavy metal contaminated soils. She continued her research as postdoctoral at the KULeuven. In 2010-2011 she visited North Carolina State University (USA) as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and conducted research in carbon sequestration by metal complexation. Since 2011 her research has focused in the characterization of functional pools of carbon in soil by spectroscopic techniques.

Maria C. Hernandez Soriano

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Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

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